Monthly Status Report: January 2017

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­go­ry? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

Monthly Status Report: November 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

Monthly Status Report: September 2016

Sor­ry this is so late this month! I’m cur­rent­ly typ­ing this up with a steam­ing cup of Earl Grey tea next to me as I sit next to a win­dow and look out over the pic­turesque Eng­lish coun­try­side. I can’t wait to share all the won­der­ful expe­ri­ences I’ve had on this trip with you. But first- a look back at … Read more

Lessons from Til Debt Do Us Part

Holy smokes. As a gen­er­al rule, I don’t watch much TV. I got rid of cable over a year ago and bought a TV anten­na, so I get only the most basic of basic chan­nels. The few shows I fol­low I either binge watch at the end of the sea­son, catch up with them online the week after the episode comes on, or … Read more

Monthly Status Report: August 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

An Evening with Phroogal

I nev­er thought I’d be the per­son with a book titled “YOLO” on my book­shelf, and yet here I am. What’s more, I’ll prob­a­bly even buy a few more copies and hand them out as Christ­mas and grad­u­a­tion gifts! I received a free copy of the book from the author him­self, Jason Vitug, when he dropped by on his road­tip: … Read more

FI Isn’t All Misery

I’ve come across pret­ty heavy the last few posts, talk­ing about the strug­gles of dat­ing and deal­ing with the guilt of hav­ing life be so easy, so I thought I’d light­en it up with this post! Some peo­ple are prone to jump­ing to con­clu­sions; so when I say I watch what I spend and save a lot of my income, … Read more

Monthly Spending Report: November 2015

  Novem­ber passed in a flur­ry of events! Between all my activ­i­ties, events about town, friends vis­it­ing, our first big snow of the year and Thanks­giv­ing I hard­ly had a chance to sit down and catch my breath. I spent about 16 total hours dri­ving across 3 states for Thanks­giv­ing, but the qual­i­ty time with my fam­i­ly and all the … Read more

Balancing Travel and Savings

Like most peo­ple, I love going on vaca­tions. Some­one else cooks for a week in an exot­ic locale? Sign me up! But, trav­el­ing can get pricey fast. First class seats for the flights. 5 star hotels. Miche­lin starred restau­rants. Guid­ed tours. A per­son­al masseuse. Cham­pagne when­ev­er you want. Ok now I’m just detail­ing the life of an aver­age bil­lion­aire. … Read more